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Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies are confident demand will be sustained in the face of federal budget cuts and tax increases. more
Companies in the U.S. hired fewer workers than projected in May as federal budget cuts and higher taxes stifled greater improvement in the labor market. more
The fiscal policies of the federal government are slowing the economy in the Bay State, according to the latest report from the MassBenchmarks editorial board, released Thursday. more
The rate that undergraduates from poor families pay for student loans will double on July 1. U.S. senators have departed for a one-week break without an agreement on what do to about the automatic increase. more
Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.5 percent from 2010 to 2011, but fell short of that mark from 2007 to 2011, as the Great Recession held real personal income growth to 0.5 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
Builders began work on more U.S. houses in May and permits for new single-family homes rose to a five-year high as residential real estate underpins an economy that’s generating little inflation. more
Exports from the Ocean State dropped 15.1 percent in April to $155.5 million on a month-to-month, seasonally adjusted basis after falling 5.1 percent in March, according to an international trade statistics report from e-forecasting.com. more
Foreclosure starts in the Providence metro area fell 18 percent in May compared with the same period last year and completed foreclosures dropped 30 percent, according to RealtyTrac. more
Federal assistance accounts for 38.3 percent of Rhode Island’s general revenue, according to the Tax Foundation, which released a map on Monday depicting federal aid as part of general revenue for all 50 states. more
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, showing progress on reducing joblessness remains uneven amid slower growth this quarter. more
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